We Are Scientists
If you ask We Are Scientists to describe themselves, their answer is as follows:
“A three-tusked mastodon. A triple Mohawk…all of us wear corrective lenses. Each has his drivers license.”
Thanks, guys. But for those of you who want to know a little more about the band that have got certain members of Ents Towers rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of a gig here, sit back and let us woo with you with some information about this mighty New York trio…
Formed in 2000, We Are Scientists look like art-rock geeks a la Weezer, but wield the necessary guitar-heavy verses and storming basslines needed to push them on the right side of indie-rock. Indeed, this is the sound of an act well aware of the benefits of angular guitars, clipped vocals and killer hooks…and all the better for it! Hitting the UK last year with Maximo Park, Arctic Monkeys and the Mystery Jets for the NME Shockwaves tour, the band wowed their audiences and critics alike with their post-punk bravado, disco-danceability, and, erm, on-stage banter- which has included the total slating of a certain James Blunt (huzzah!), asking the audience to tie each others shoe laces up, and spouting frankly bizarre renditions of Boyz II Men. And why not?!
Similarly, their debut full-length With Love and Squalor is a punchy record of all-killer, no-filler tracks that include the mildly neurotic Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt, the atmospheric and anthemic It’s a Hit and the oft-used-in-adverts The Great Escape. With a new album, a tour with the Kaiser Chiefs and- of course- this exclusive headline tour, it’s a sure bet that you’ll be hearing a lot more about We Are Scientists in the near-future. So, what do you do? You get tickets to see them here first, obviously!
www.wearescientists.com ( check this out, it’s hilarious!)
We Are Scientists: The Trivia Pursuit Tour
Sunday 2nd December
£12.50 NUS/NON NUS
OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED